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Win a beachfront vacation in Miami

Win a beachfront vacation in Miami

Enter for a chance to win a two-night stay at Nautilus by Arlo.

Win tickets to New York City Wine & Food Festival

Win tickets to New York City Wine & Food Festival

Enter for two tickets to Food Network & Cooking Channel New York City Wine & Food Festival presented by Capital One.

Wicked

Wicked

This musical prequel to The Wizard of Oz addresses surprisingly complex themes, such as standards of beauty, morality and, believe it or not, fighting fascism. Thanks to Winnie Holzman’s witty book and Stephen Schwartz’s pop-inflected score, Wicked soars. The current cast includes Jackie Burns as Elphaba and Amanda Jane Cooper as Glinda.

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New York Botanical Garden
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New York Botanical Garden

Give city kids a chance to explore lush landscapes on this 250-acre expanse

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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Theater review by Adam Feldman  The world of Harry Potter has arrived on Broadway, Hogwarts and all, and it is a triumph of theatrical magic. Set two decades after the final chapters of J.K. Rowling’s world-shaking kid-lit heptalogy, the two-part epic Harry Potter and the Cursed Child combines grand storytelling with stagecraft on a scale heretofore unimagined. Richly elaborated by director John Tiffany, the show looks like a million bucks (or, in this case, a reported $68 million); the Lyric Theatre has been transfigured from top to bottom to immerse us in the narrative. It works: The experience is transporting. Jack Thorne’s play, based on a story he wrote with Rowling and Tiffany, extends the Potter narrative while remaining true to its core concerns. Love and friendship and kindness are its central values, but they don’t come easily: They are bound up in guilt, loneliness and fear. Harry (Jamie Parker) is weighted with trauma dating back to his childhood, which hinders his ability to communicate with his troubled middle son, Albus (Sam Clemmett); it doesn’t help that Albus’s only friend is the bookish outcast Scorpius Malfoy (the exceptional Anthony Boyle), son of Harry’s erstwhile enemy, Draco (Alex Price). Despite the best intentions of Harry’s solid wife, Ginny (Poppy Miller), and his friends Hermione (Noma Dumezweni) and Ron (Paul Thornley), things turn dark very fast. Set designer Christine Jones and lighting designer Neil Austin keep much of the stage shroude

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Fun activities for kids

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Kids Classes

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Kids Classes

Spend $95 for one month of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu classes for children

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Brooklyn Graffiti Lesson

Brooklyn Graffiti Lesson

Learn the tips and techniques of an aerosol spray can in this Brooklyn Graffiti Lesson

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Niagara Falls American-Side Tour with Maid of the Mist Boat Ride

Niagara Falls American-Side Tour with Maid of the Mist Boat Ride

Take a tour of the U.S. side of the spectacular falls with your family

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Get schooled

The Children's Acting Academy

The Children's Acting Academy

Students work on scene study, monologues, improvisation and more

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Young Chefs Academy

Young Chefs Academy

Don your chef's hat and apron in one of these fun cooking classes for kids

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Tache Artisan Chocolate

Tache Artisan Chocolate

Learn how to make chocolate bars and truffles from scratch

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